Etna summit craters excursion - hike to the Etna top Crater

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ETNA CRATERS EXCURSION
HIKE TO THE ETNA TOP SUMMIT

 
*** Adventure 
*** Educational value

Typology: Group or Private Trekking Tour (see details below)
Difficult: MODERATE
Duration: Full Day - 7.30 hours (9.30-16.30)
When: since May until November
Price
: 85.00 Euro per adult
(Full day Group Tour). Private Tour rates at the bottom page


Visitors standing on the craters rim during an Etna summit craters excursion
Visitors standing on the crater rim during an Etna summit craters excursion.

 

Etna craters excursion itinerary

Hike up to the Etna summit craters
Hike to the Etna summit craters

Etna craters excursion will start in the morning. It's need to be at meeting point (Rifugio Sapienza at 1950m a.s.l. - Etna's southern slope) at 9,30. Having met your guide the excursion begins taking the cable car to reach quickly and easily the arrival station at 2500m s.l on the western flank of the Montagnola. There we'll take the 4WD bus and after twenty minutes will arrive at Torre del Filosofo (2900m) at the feet of the Etna's main craters (3340m).

From there (2900m), climb to the summit craters (3315m, ca. 1-1.5 hours climbing, 300-400mm difference). The exact route of ascend and which of the summit craters can be visited will depend on weather, volcanological activity etc. Spend ca.1-2hours in the summit region, descend to the point of departure  (optional break at 2900m to observe the 2002-2003 eruption craters) reaching Torre del Filosofo.

group at the Etna summit craters
At the Etna top. Bocca Nuova crater rim.

 

We'll  leave the torre del Filosofo (2900m) and will descend the southern slope of Etna Volcano crossing the ash desert created by the last eruptions down to the 2001 explosive vent and to the Montagnola where the huge valle del Bove caldera is visible.Being back to the cable car arrival station (2560ms a.s.l.) will take it to reach the Rif. Sapienza area.  Arrival time 4,30pm.

 
 

Highlights:
Etna Main Craters | Eruptive fracture of 2001  - vents and lava field | Eruptive vents and lava flow of 2002-03 eruption (south side) | "Valle del Bove" Caldera


Geological and Nature Highlights:
Etna ctive craters, eruptive fissiures, cinder cones, spattern cones, monogenic cones, volcanic bombs, aa lavas.

 

 

Details

 

Tipology:

Hike/Trekking

Difficulty:

MODERATE

Duration:

7 hs

Distance

7 Kms

Gradient:

450ms uphill
 700ms downhill

 
ADDITIONAL INFO
  • Tour is operated in English. For other languages, please contact us.

  • Participants should wear trekking shoes suitable for rugged terrain or jogging shoes at least, and a wind-proof jacket. A rucksack can be usefull, too.

  • This excursion is graded EASY (for all ages). However, weather conditions apply (strong winds, cold and snow, even in summer).

  • All participants must be in good health (no asthma, no respitory disorders, no heart problems, no blood pressure problems).

 
RATES

GROUP TOUR RATE
(You will be joined to a group)

85 Euro per person

(including a 4wd bus one way ticket + cable car return ticket!)





PRIVATE TOUR RATES

 

         

 Persons

1
person
2 persons 3-4 persons 5 - 8 persons 9 or more
persons

Price per Person

345 Euro Eur 185  Eur 155

Eur 115

Eur 95

 

Price Includes:

  • Certified VolcanoTrek mountain guide service

  • 4wd bus one way ticket + cable car return ticket

 

Price doesn't Includes:

  • Food and drinks

  • Transfers (it can be arranged)

 

Pricing Policy:

  • 30% discount for children under 10 years

  • Prices are in Euro and are subject to change


PAYMENT and BOOKING Travel Voucher


To book email: info@volcanotrek.com or fill our Booking Form
T: (39) 333 2096604

For every confirmed booking you will be required to print a voucher which is presented at the destination. You will receive a link to your voucher via email once your booking is confirmed.


Etna is a high mountain and a very active volcano, so the possibility to climb the main Etna craters will depend on daily weather or volcanological conditions, because of that the Etna summit crater excursion itinerary can be modified on guide discretion.


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